Lowell Mason in London - at the end of 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, page 294:

We have recently had an opportunity of attending a lesson on chanting, given by C. C. Spencer to the Rev. Mr. Brock's (Baptist) congregation. Mr. Spencer is well known as a warm friend of old psalmody, and especially by his "Explanation of the Church Modes." His manner of chanting is good, quite a different thing from that of the Cathedral choirs. The words are delivered about as fast as in speech, and time in the cadences is almost wholly disregarded. His beau ideal seems to require the absence of all regular division of time, or all that which we commonly call measured rhythmic …   more >>

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Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 294. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1461682939139 accessed: 23 May, 2024

location of experience: London


Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer

Listening to

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Chant performed by C. C. Spencer

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of 1852
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by acusworth on Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:02:19 +0100
Approved on Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:02:04 +0000